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Old June 13th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just noticed the other day that I had messages and missed calls every time I looked at my phone but never got a notification. I use my phone on vibrate every day at work, but it recently stopped working. I've checked app settings and the vibration levels, etc. It is just flat-out not working. I know a lot of my apps updated recently, I just deleted a handful that I don't use. The problem, however, is persisting. Any ideas? This is so bizarre to me...

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Hi All,

I just noticed the other day that I had messages and missed calls every time I looked at my phone but never got a notification. I use my phone on vibrate every day at work, but it recently stopped working. I've checked app settings and the vibration levels, etc. It is just flat-out not working. I know a lot of my apps updated recently, I just deleted a handful that I don't use. The problem, however, is persisting. Any ideas? This is so bizarre to me...

Thank you for any help!
Hello, schniide; welcome to the forums.

I don't have an S3, but a search on "s3 vibrate stopped working" yielded many hits, including this video fix:

Samsung Galaxy S3: Fix Issue With Phone Not Vibrating - YouTube

Let us know how it goes for you on your S3.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does vibrate work if you turn it on to vibrate when you type etc? If not (sounds daft but) try giving the phone a sharp hit on your hand (not hard enough to break it lol) in a few directions
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Old June 13th, 2013, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Doesn't seem like any of this works I may start smacking my phone a little harder
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Lol not too hard if the vibrator isnt working at all, it could be a physical problem but maybe a factory reset would fix it. (My wife just happend to watch me type this lol....lol. bet she wishes i still used facebook)
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open your dialer and enter *#0*# this brings up a service menu you can test vibration from there
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Must be carrier/version dependant man. It doesnt work on my UK international
I know theres play store apps that can test it though
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Doesn't seem like any of this works I may start smacking my phone a little harder
So, did you get this issue resolved? My SG3 quit giving vibrate notifications, tech support says to try a factory reset. Very annoying after only 1 month on this phone.
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Ended up calling in and saying that it wasn't working. They sent me a new one. Done and done. Weird stuff...
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The *#0*# code brings up a menu of options including Vibrate. Selecting Vibration on my SG3 does nothing. If I select Speaker I hear tones. Does this tell me my problem is hardware re. no vibrate notifications?

Chat session with Samsung yesterday did not fix the problem, they suggested a Factory Reset. Any point in trying that in this case?

Second chat with Samsung today - including info that the above code does not yield results = same "you need a Factory Reset". Twice today they led me thru reboot instructions including "when the phone vibrates release the power button". LOL !

I did the factory reset anyway - no results. I've got a replacement phone on the way.

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